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    1. Kit: Tamiya/Scale-Master, by (VIP/Sponsor) ScaleMaster is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  Thanks: 2
      Started: 06-02-19 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I pulled this kit from my stash on May 5, 2019; the night we got home from the GSL.

      1997 reissue of the 1970 Tamiya Lola T-70 Mk III kit. It's been patiently waiting for 22 years in my stash to be built.
      I've been researching, planning and figuring all month. (Actually I was scheming a couple days before in case I didn't find a dream deal on another Caterham kit during the show/trip.)
      It will be built as a street car T-70 replica with some modern upgrades.


      I started by cleaning up the tub and main body panels.
      Lots of filling and sanding Lola T-70 Mk III to remove the twenty ¼ inch diameter ejection pin marks in the tub alone and general parting lines. But still a nicely molded kit considering its age.


      The insides of the body also needed to be addressed for the same issues.




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    Hold down clamps, nickle wire.



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    [I]Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow...[/I] - Mark D. Jones
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    Assembled scratch-built HEI distributor. I'll add the tach and power wires later, the plugs are already on it.





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    Outstanding! You mention your own 1:1 Lola T-70 Mk III as a reference, but is that a Lola T-70 or simply a Chevy small block on another car?
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    No Lola. Just a well built small block in a Camaro.




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    [I]Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow...[/I] - Mark D. Jones
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    A VERY nice car!
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
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    The early second generation Camaros are my favorite. Lucky you!
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    Thanks guys! I wanted one when they first came out; had to be an RS. Bought that one when it was almost 10 years old, racked up almost 300K on it so far. But I have been through it bumper to bumper twice; last time was in '98.


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    The distributor boots for the ignition wires; made from scratch.

    (Return of the big ruler…)


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    Plug boots for the wires. Made using the same process as the for the distributor boots.



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    And I made spark plugs too. Steel and resin Lola T-70 Mk III ; shown with a boot installed.



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    I added the sand Lola T-70 Mk III -cast texture to the block. Notice the freeze plugs and timing cover are not textured.
    It still needs another coat of paint, but not until the oil and water plugs are added.





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    [I]Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow...[/I] - Mark D. Jones
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    I highly appreciate when people pay attention to details.. .
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    How did you get that sand Lola T-70 Mk III -cast texture?
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    Thanks Volker!
    I used talc Roger. (Same as on the thermostat housing.)

    Thermostat housing and fuel pump block off. The kit part didn't match my intake manifold.
    I was able to thin out the kit's block off plate. I machined the aluminum bolts on both parts.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMaster View Post
    I used talc Roger.
    Thanks! I suppose you are spraying a thin coat of paint, then "snowing" the talc before the paint is dry and finally painting it. Am I right?
    If I remember, I tried something similar some time ago, but I was not happy with the result. I probably did something wrong!
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